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Our Staff

We help workers and partners join God’s movement to change the world.


Cindy de Tablan

Cindy plans and facilitates promotional events and publicity, manages the use of the Mission Training Center, and carries out various office duties to support the VMMissions staff.

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David Gingerich

David engages with individuals, churches, and other supporters to strengthen and expand partnerships with VMMissions. He has experience in pastoral ministry and international missions, and is fluent in Spanish.

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Lizzette Hernandez

Lizzette coaches our Latino church planters and Spanish-speaking workers. She also coordinates equipping events for Latino leaders and builds bridges between them and their neighbors of other cultures.

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Aaron Kauffman

Aaron gives overall leadership to the ministries of Virginia Mennonite Missions. He loves to see people transformed and released into God’s reconciling work through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Kierston Kreider

Kierston partners with Discipleship Ministries Coach Martin Rhodes and the VMMissions Equipping and Global Teams to recruit, train, send and encourage new mission workers. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Jan Liskey

Jan oversees VMMissions’ finances, carefully accounting for funds entrusted to VMMissions and assuring their proper receipting, reporting and audit.

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Lydia Martin

Lydia oversees the administration of salaries/benefits for workers and staff, and works closely with the Support Team to make the administrative side of VMMissions run smoothly and support its people well.

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Martin Rhodes

Martin facilitates shorter-term immersive missional experiences for individuals and groups desiring to follow Jesus faithfully in the world through the tranSend, Partners in Mission, and and E3 Collective programs.

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Melanie Sherer

Melanie’s role is to provide administrative support to the President, and other administrative responsibilities.

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Jason Rhodes Showalter

Jason Showalter

Jason gives overall leadership to VMMissions’ international and domestic ministries and leads the Global Team. He has extensive experience in international missions and developing strategic vision with cross-cultural teams.

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Skip Tobin

As Ministry Coach – USA, Skip has the exciting opportunity to specifically encourage and nurture a missional posture among churches and leaders in our conference and beyond, allowing us to join the movement that Jesus began.

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Jon Trotter

Jon promotes the work of VMMissions through print, website engagement, and other media. He facilitates the work of the Transforming content team and handles IT responsibilities as the system administrator.

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Karen Yoder

Karen Yoder

Karen supports the wellness of VMMissions workers through coaching and lends administrative support to Jason Showalter and the Global Team. She also coordinates weekly staff prayer times.

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Tom Yoder

Tom builds and nurtures relationships among the worker team and local partner congregations in Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro, bringing many gifts, wisdom, and experience to VMMissions’ work in the Balkan region.

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